Kinds Of Nouns And Pronouns

Various kinds of Nouns and pronouns are listed below.

Nouns are a group of words that can serve as an object, subject or a verb, the object of preposition and or in apposition.

Pronouns are words that can be used instead of nouns or a noun phrase. They are actually those words that can take the place of nouns in sentences.

Kinds of Nouns:

1. Proper Nouns are words that refer to particular distinct existence. These words are usually capitalized. For example Cape Town, White House, Nagasaki, John etc.

2. Common Nouns are words that do not refer to things that are not detailed or specific. For example, White House refers to a specific house but house is a common noun because it does not specify any house.

3. Countable Nouns comes about in both in singular and plural forms. They can also be altered with the use of numerals and can come about with quantifiers like many, more, less etc.

4. Mass nouns (also called Uncountable nouns) are nouns that have no specific way of counting them. Examples are air, milk soil, sand, powder etc.

5. Concrete Nouns are those that can be seen, sensed, smelled, heard or touched. These are nouns that can be sensed by our common senses. Examples are clothes, salt, sugar wool etc.

6. Abstract Nouns are nouns that refer to more theoretical facts for example love, freedom, peace etc.

7. Collective Nouns are nouns that represent groupings of things. Examples are colonies, den, herd, etc.

Kinds of pronouns:

1) Personal pronouns are those pronouns that can substitute the nouns directly. Examples are I, we, you and they.

2) Demonstrative pronouns are those that point out to some things in order to identify them. Examples are this, that, these and those.

3) Reciprocal Pronouns are those that points out the common actions between all the parties involved e.g. Each other and one another.

4) Interrogative pronouns are those that are used when questioning. Examples are who, which, where and what.

5) Intensive pronoun also called Reflexive pronoun are mostly those words that end with self for singular and selves for plural.

6) Indefinite pronouns are those that point to things generally and not specific things.

7) Relative pronouns are those that bring about dependent clauses e.g. Who and what.

Learning to choose from the kinds of nouns and pronouns is very important in English because it keeps your writing and talking easy to read and understand and accurate. Nouns and pronouns are comes in many forms depending on their use in sentences. Once you have understood the use of them, you should be careful when choosing cases to use them.

These kinds of nouns and pronouns come in sentences as either subjects or objects. There are two main things that indicate whether each kind of noun or pronoun is either an object or subject. The first way to know this is that subjects normally show up before the verb and objects after the verb.

Before you use any kind of noun and pronoun, you should make sure that you know which positions they occupy in sentences. Pay attention when using a lot of them in sentences so that you avoid errors.